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Doing well in Africa can also mean doing good

Practical tips on how to incorporate sustainability into a return-focused investment strategy.

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The value of comprehensive reporting

The United Nations Global Compact is proud to jointly launch the Africa Sustainability Barometer with This is Africa.

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Is currency the biggest risk facing investors in Africa today?

“Weaker currencies will not improve competitiveness if they are not accompanied by crucial structural reforms.”

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Interview: Clare Short. Chair of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative

“Now, we have 39 countries reporting revenues paid to government by companies, and governments reporting what they receive”

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Is currency the biggest risk facing investors in Africa today?

African central banks have not thought through a medium to long-term view on exchange rate policy. Stable exchange regimes will be key to ensuring competitiveness.

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Barclays in Somalia: Don’t blame the company, blame the regulators

Barclays decision to pull out of the remittance business in Somalia reflects regulatory trends, not the bank’s own whims. Those rules need to be reconsidered.

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Islamic banking set for Africa breakthrough

Islamic banking has grown rapidly around the world but the industry remains in its infancy in Africa. However, that might be set to change, presenting the African banking market with an opportunity for growth, says Wasim Saifi, global head of Islamic banking at Standard Chartered Saadiq.

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Interview: Jane Karuku, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

The president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa on the need for funding in the research and development sector


Uniting Africa to face climate change

Africa accounts for less than 3 percent of global emissions, yet our continent is widely recognised to be the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Bridging finance and innovation to advance a green revolution in Africa

Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on the need to bridge financing and innovation to usher in a green revolution in Africa

Investing in frontier Africa

Investors are flocking to Africa's large and established economies. But the opportunities go much further. This is Africa speaks to Paddy Docherty, CEO of Phoenix Africa, to discuss his experience launching an agricultural investment in Sierra Leone.

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